NAIOP of Ohio Elects Leadership Team for 2024-2026

October 16, 2023 | Columbus, Ohio

The NAIOP of Ohio Board of Directors announces the election of the 2024-2026 leadership team that will assume their responsibilities in January 2024. During their annual organizational meeting in Columbus, the Board selected members representing the four regional chapters in Ohio and will represent the executive committee in the planning and execution of engagement and policy initiatives.

Acknowledging the organization’s accomplishments and expanded outreach, outgoing Board President Josh Gerth states, “There is no question that Ohio has had a healthy and steadfast trajectory these past years and with that, the NAIOP of Ohio Board boosted our efforts towards advocacy, engagement, and policy priorities,” said Gerth. “I’ve appreciated the opportunity to work alongside members of the Board to build on this economic growth, support sound policies for creating jobs and attracting outside investment for the commercial real estate industry.”

Executive committee members, include:

  • President-elect Mike Sikora representing the Northern Ohio Chapter, is Managing Partner of Sikora Law and most recently served as both the Board’s Vice President and Chair of the Legislative Committee. He is a Past President of the Ohio Land Title Association, the Northern Ohio Chapter of NAIOP. He is also an active member of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) and is the former Chair OSBA’s Real Property Section Council.
  • Vice President Robert Ballinger representing the Dayton Chapter, is an attorney with Coolidge Wall Co. L.P.A. and a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate Department. He serves on the Board of Trustees for The Contemporary Dayton and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Dayton Bar Association.
  • Secretary Rick Craven representing the Central Ohio Chapter, is Managing Director of Sikora Law. Rick is a member of the Real Property Law Committee of the Columbus Bar Association, Treasurer of the Central Ohio Chapter of NAIOP, and previously served as their Legislative Chairman.
  • Treasurer Josh Gerth representing the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Chapter, is Senior Vice President of JLL in Cincinnati. Most recently serving as Board President, Josh has previously served as President of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky NAIOP Chapter. He serves a Trustee of Anderson Township, the Board of the Ohio Township Association, and First Vice President of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments.

“I am grateful to the NAIOP of Ohio Board for entrusting me with the opportunity to lead, while furthering our organization’s mission of maximizing commercial real estate economic development opportunities that support Ohio’s communities and allow them to thrive,” said President-elect Mike Sikora. “Ohio has become recognized as a national leader in economic development, and I am looking forward to furthering sound policies that will result in additional wins for our state.”

About NAIOP of Ohio
NAIOP of Ohio, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading statewide organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed-use real estate.


Media Contact: Abe Jacob
October 16, 2023 (419)789-2516